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12 years after Katrina, Port Sulphur breaks ground on new library

PORT SULPHUR, La. — Twelve years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, leaders in Plaquemines Parish broke ground Friday on a new multi-million dollar state-of-the-art public library in Port Sulphur. 91 more words


Plaquemines Parish President Amos Cormier has concerns about streamlining coastal restoration plan

BELLE CHASSE, La. — In Plaquemines Parish, Parish President Amos Cormier voiced his concerns to council members about the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project.

The project is a major initiative intended to restore Louisiana’s diminishing coastline, but Cormier argues plans to streamline the project are being done without his input, and he’s worried the people of Plaquemines may be negatively affected. 138 more words


Former Plaquemines Parish sheriff Jiff Hingle dead at 66

METAIRIE, LA — Former Plaquemines Parish sheriff Jiff Hingle is dead at the age of 66.  Hingle served as sheriff in the parish for 20 years. 138 more words


Plaquemines Parish President says "we're blessed"

PLAQUEMINES PARISH– Plaquemines Parish, one of the most vulnerable parts of the state due to it’s position on the Mississippi River, is counting blessings today after Hurricane Nate took an easterly track last night. 124 more words


Big Breezy Big Easy

It was an unseasonably crispy Cinco de Mayo in Southeast Louisiana. Air temps were tolerable in the low fifties, but the prevailing winds had blown almost every ounce of water out of Plaquemines Parish. 239 more words

Harvey tidal surge causes breach in private levee near Phillips 66 Refinery

PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. – A private levee collapsed in rural Plaquemines Parish this morning after a tidal surge from Hurricane Harvey reached the area.

The levee is located in private land near the Phillips 66 Refinery in Alliance, according to Plaquemines Parish officials. 111 more words